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Residents seek to impede listing Salado Salamander as endangered

Click the title to read the article, “Residents seek to impede listing Salado Salamander as endangered“, which appeared in the Killeen Daily Herald on February 28, 2012 by Sean Wardwell

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WilCo Commissioners oppose emergency listing of Jollyville Plateau salamander

Click the title to read the update, “Commissioners oppose emergency listing of Jollyville Plateau salamander” that appeared in Community Impact News on February 17, 2012.

 

Water district gets update on Salado Salamander conservation

Click here to read the article, “Water district gets update on Salado Salamander conservation“, which appeared in the Killeen Daily Herald on February 14, 2012 by Sean Wardwell.

TPWD deciding what to do with Pipe Creek property

Click the title to read the article, “TPWD deciding what to do with Pipe Creek property”, which appeared in the Bandera Bulletin on February 10, 2012. The article discusses surveys done by Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists surveying the 3K’s Ranch in Kendall and Bandera Counties along State Highway 46 between Pipe Creek and Boerne that discovered Texas Salamanders (Eurycea sp., I presume) in the springs.

Williamson County funds additional studies on two Eurycea species

Ricardo Brazziell / Austin American-Statesman

Here’s a link to an Austin American-Statesman article published January 13, 2012 regarding Williamson County Conservation Foundation’s plans to fund additional studies on the Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia) and the Jollyville Plateau Salamander (Eurycea tonkawae).

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/williamson-salamander-study-expanded-given-more-money-2101244.html

NYT/Texas Tribune Report on Drought and Texas Endangered Species

In a January 5, 2012 report, NYT carried a Texas Tribune article by Kate Galbraith entitled, More of State’s Species May Be Endangered, which discusses the current status of several of Texas’ endangered (and petitioned) species.

Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) by Edwards Aquifer Authority

Here’s a link to a December 19, 2011 article in the San Marcos Daily Record by news editor Anita Miller that discusses funding issues related to the recently approved HCP intended to protect endangered and threatened species including Texas Wild Rice, the San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana), the fountain darter and the Texas Blind Salamander (Eurycea rathbuni)

http://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/local/x907914182/Water-plan-cleared-but-funding-murky 

Austin American-Statesman Reports on Georgetown Salamander.

An October 18, 2011 article from the Austin American Statesman entitled “Salamanders and their federal ‘red tape’ latest to vex Williamson County officials” discusses the impending listing of the Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia) and includes and interview with biologist and Eurycea researcher Dr. Ben Pierce of Southwestern University. I’m sure we fellow biologists might agree that E. naufragia is more than just red tape!

Biologist Ben Pierce of Southwestern University searches for the Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia). Photo by Andy Sharp, Austin American-Statesman.

The Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia). Photo by Andy Sharp, Austin American-Statesman.

Austin Seeks to Renew Barton Springs Permit | Community Impact News

Recent article in Community Impact News covers the upcoming town hall meeting about renewal of the City of Austin’s Barton Springs permit to allow use by swimmers.

The town hall meeting will be held this Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at the Splash! Exhibit at Barton Springs, 2201 Barton Springs Road from 5-8pm.

 

 

Salamander Study Enlists NYC Seventh Graders

Not about Texas Eurycea, but here’s a great article about salamander research in the NYT:

 

 

Salamander Study Enlists New York City Seventh Graders – NYTimes.com.